I recently watched John Wick 3, which is a decent action flick. The artistic vision of it is a bit muddled, and not just because I dislike seeing a dude wearing a black suit, black dress shirt, and a
At first, I thought that all those men and women, young and old, with their ugly tattoos may just be a stylistic choice of the art director. Yet, upon further reflection, it hit me that tattoos are now so commonplace that it could well be that when extras were hired for John Wick 3 that all they could find were some tatted up sluts and soy-boy faggots, so they just went along with that trend and turned a (societal) vice into a virtue for the movie and used it as part of the stylistic vision they wanted to portray.
The other day I came across a meme showing a picture of a flamboyant announcer. Instead of a woman without a torso, however, he announced “the woman without tattoos”. That is indeed where we are heading. What I find so baffling is that tattoos are popping up everywhere nowadays. Even in a professional context women have no qualms about showing their tattoos anymore. Apparently, having an ankle tattoo is okay in business nowadays. Among business-card carrying professionals, I have also come across the occasional shoulder or neck tattoo or, a bit more often, forearm tattoos.
It seems to be the new normal to get a tattoo. It’s not even something women seem to question anymore. Just like makeup and getting their ears pierced for earrings, having some emotional quote or symbol tattooed for all the world to see is now something like a rite of passage. This is not even a good opportunity to gush about Singaporean women because even over there tattoos are getting more popular. They are at the stage of cute little hearts or other symbols, preferably at a place where they can be hidden with little effort. That was where the West was ten or fifteen years ago. I bet that in a decade or so, the mystical woman without debts and tattoos as well as an intact hymen will be able to command a large premium on the marriage market.
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